Ode to plumbers and poets

When Life can stand some flushing

Photo by Will Wright on Unsplash

Plumbers fix toilets
Poets plumb emotion’s depths
Life’s encountered crap
Mucky rings in retrograde
Star Muse flushes Black Holes bright

©Jenine Bsharah Baines 2022

A potty-mouthed tanka inspired by a plumber’s visit to fix a recalcitrant commode.

Thank you, team at Blue Insights — Francine Fallara, Thomas Plummer, Victoria Ponte

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Jenine Bsharah Baines

Jenine Bsharah Baines

Retired publicist with a passion. “There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it.” Gustave Flaubert.